Sonja Weber’s images of water, mountains and hair begin with her photographs, which she then processes before translating them on a jacquard loom into a very fine weave with an iridescent surface. In Sonja’s works, the surface structure, by emphasising or de-emphasising the fine thread, is crucial. When a viewer changes his or her point of view, the image moves beyond the limitations of photography or painted canvas and reacts alluringly to light, angle and shadow. Having initially graduated in textiles for three years, Sonja Weber went on to complete a fine art degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and then studied fine art and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
Sonja has acquired an international reputation with her work exhibited across major cities in Germany, Spain, France and China. In 2010, her work was purchased by the German Bundestag.
2014 Measure space: From someone who set, Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin